Music Birthday: Jay Rock

🔊🥳Today, March 31, 1985, Jay Rock was born Johnny Reed McKinzie Jr. in Watts, California. On March 23, Jay Rock’s ‘King’s Dead’ collaboration with Kendrick Lamar, Future and James Blake peaked at no. 21 on the US Hot 100. The song is a production by 30 Roc, Mike WiLL, and Teddy Walton—included originally on the soundtrack album to 2018’s superhero film Black Panther, and subsequently on Jay Rock’s “Redemption.” “Redemption” peaked at no. 13 on the Billboard 200.

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